Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pixar's new animation 'UP'

I can't wait to see this ;) It's opening on May 29.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Rhizome is now accepting proposals for our 2010 cycle. The submission deadline is midnight April 2, 2009.

Get cracking my peeps! More info below.


The goal of the Rhizome Commissions Program is to support emerging artists by providing grants for the creation of significant works of new media art. By new media art, we mean projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies to works that reflect on the impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. Rhizome defines emerging artist as artists who exhibit great potential yet are not fully recognized within their field. Commissioned works can take the final form of online works, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. The call for submissions is open to both national and international artists.

Proposed projects can be at any stage of production, from conception to distribution. Applications must be made and submitted online. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000 and can be applied to any aspect of the work, including labor costs, technology, or materials. In this funding cycle, Rhizome will award nine grants: seven grants will be determined by a jury of experts in the field, and two will be determined by Rhizome’s membership through an open vote.

Artists who receive a commission will also be invited to speak at Rhizome's affiliate, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and to archive their work in the ArtBase, a comprehensive online art collection.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Danza Serpetina

Check out this amazing piece of Kinetoscope, handpainted . . . the dance is from 1899!

Here's a still:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Do androids dream of electric sheep?

I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break. This video below has changed the way I look at design, technology, sheep . . . my dog. A wonderful respite from this rainy day.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Midweek things I like. . . .

Some great cinematography and animation in this Japanese video:

Above, from a Joffrey Ballet

Chris Johanson art, also, above.

Sadly, PingMag is "on Hiatus" but check out this great article if you're interested in sustainable living

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ayiti - The Cost of Life

Ayiti is a flash game about life in poverty in Haiti.  Your mission as a player is to keep your family alive and healthy for four years.  There are four main strategies you can try focusing on Health, Education, Money and Happiness.  Despite feeling well-informed on the problems of life in the developing work, I had to start over 3 or 4 times because I had either worked the family to hard and made them sick or ran them in to a debt they couldn't get out of.  Its a very interesting game, so please check it out!